Conservation

Our Mission


The mission of the Conservation Division is to protect Andover's natural resources and to act as trustees in perpetuity of the Town's conservation land.

About the Conservation Division & Commission


The Conservation Division provides staff support to the Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission maintains the ongoing delineation of wetland resources depicted on the 183 Andover Wetland Maps which are directly referenced in various Town By-Laws and regulations, including the Zoning By-Law, the Watershed Protection Overlay District, and Rules and Regulations for Use of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems and all other homeowner and/or commercial construction projects that are within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Please feel free to phone the office for further information.

Approximately 2,200 acres of Town-owned land are under the control and custody of the Conservation Commission, which prepared and periodically revises Andover's Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan. The Commission administers a number of statutory Conservation Restrictions and Conservation Easements over privately owned property.
  1. Conservation Commission

    The Conservation Commission aims to protect Andover’s natural resources in accordance with state law and the Town's Wetlands Protection Bylaw, Article XIV, and to act as trustees in perpetuity of the town’s conservation land.

  2. Interactive Mapping Website

    Andover Interactive Mapping (MIMAP) Website is meant to view information about your property such as proximity to wetlands. This viewer is for informational purposes only and is not considered to be exact.

  3. Andover Trails GIS Viewer

    Andover Trails GIS Viewer provides detailed hiking, boating, Bicycling information.

  4. Deer Hunting Information

    Learn more about deer hunting areas and permits in the Andover area.

  5. Shawsheen River Dam Removals

    Information about ongoing projects to restore the Shawsheen River by removing dams.